Teen charged with more than 50 Fort Mill car break-ins


A North Carolina teenager was charged with breaking into more than 50 cars in Fort Mill in April, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.

Samuel Geoffery Probst, 19, of Matthews, N.C., was arrested Friday on more than 60 counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and larceny, and one count of criminal conspiracy, according to jail records. He was placed in the York County Detention Center, where he remained Monday without bond.

Investigators say Probst broke into more than 50 vehicles in Fort Mill on April 11 and 12. The break-ins happened on several streets, including Meyer Road, Morel Avenue, Durand Road, Stargazer Lane and Laurent Avenue.

Most of the cars appeared to have been left unlocked, according to a sheriff’s report. One vehicle had what appeared to be pry marks on the door handle.

Some vehicles had nothing missing and appeared to have been rummaged through, deputies say. Other victims reported wallets, sunglasses, electronics, money and financial cards missing.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala